Member Resource Center: Answering Your Questions About Our Tentative Agreement


When will our TA be signed by the Governor? 

Our Tentative Agreement (SB 28) is being heard in legislative committees. Afterwards the bills will move to a floor vote by both houses of the Legislature and then on to the Governor’s desk for signature. 


Who qualifies for the $2,500 signing bonus and when will it be paid? 

In order to qualify, employees must have been on state payroll Dec. 2, 2016 and remain employed as of the date the Tentative Agreement is approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. Part-time, permanent intermittent and seasonal employees must also have worked at least 519 hours between Dec. 1, 2015 and Dec. 1, 2016. The bonus will be paid after the bill is passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. 


Do the general salary increases affect all pay steps or only top step? 

The three salary increases (4% on July 1, 2017, 4% on July 1, 2018, and 3.5% on July 1, 2019) affect all steps, not just the top step of your classifcation. Seasonal workers get the same salary increases as full-time workers.